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Old 03-10-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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Point well taken. Waging war on the weed is almost impossible. Logic lost there, Calif. is a prime example, but, we could stop all the hard stuff (coke, smack, ect.) at the borders. Most of it comes from Mexico, right? I don't think the politicans want to win the war on drugs. They make tons of money for the "fight". If they wanted to win they would send the military. Legal drugs didn't work in England did they?
The hard stuff is just as hard as weed. Really, if anything, we should treat drugs as a public health issue...rather than an immigration issue. Regardless of where the drugs do come from, demand is fueling it. Our incarceration of poor minorities for drugs, typically Blacks, is really the largest part of the war on drugs. Most people arrested for selling or dist. drugs are citizens. Go down to Skid Row Los Angeles, Brooklyn New York, Tenderloin San Francisco...ask a resident if they know anyone who has been arrested for any drug related incident. First, the majority will say yes, secondly they will all most likely be citizens, thirdly the majority arrested will not have a previous violent conviction.

Sadly, instead of focusing on the cause of the problem (economic breakdown in our central cities, poor education, poor resources to lower socio-economic groups, and a history of racial profiling), there are people who believe that "we play 'hard ball' closing our southern border or our military may have to enter/secure Mexico" if push comes to shove.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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The hard stuff is just as hard as weed. Really, if anything, we should treat drugs as a public health issue...rather than an immigration issue. Regardless of where the drugs do come from, demand is fueling it. Our incarceration of poor minorities for drugs, typically Blacks, is really the largest part of the war on drugs. Most people arrested for selling or dist. drugs are citizens. Go down to Skid Row Los Angeles, Brooklyn New York, Tenderloin San Francisco...ask a resident if they know anyone who has been arrested for any drug related incident. First, the majority will say yes, secondly they will all most likely be citizens, thirdly the majority arrested will not have a previous violent conviction.

Sadly, instead of focusing on the cause of the problem (economic breakdown in our central cities, poor education, poor resources to lower socio-economic groups, and a history of racial profiling), there are people who believe that "we play 'hard ball' closing our southern border or our military may have to enter/secure Mexico" if push comes to shove.
I was clearly referring to illegal aliens and their supporters being part of a possible 'Fifth Column'. Google Quisling and Norway during WW II.
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Old 03-10-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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I was clearly referring to illegal aliens and their supporters being part of a possible 'Fifth Column'. Google Quisling and Norway during WW II.
If you started off on the war on drugs in reference to Mexico, how could I know? Plus, still does not relate to how most people that are victims on the war on drugs are citizens...which dispells the myth that most illegals are drug fiends...and also shows that our government failed us on two fronts. So, again...what?
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